‘We Will Not Allow the 20N March’, Cuban Political Police Warn Opponent Cuesta Morua

14ymedio, Havana, 30 September 2021 — The government opponent Manuel Cuesta Morúa was released on Wednesday night after an arrest of almost 12 hours in which the police told him that the marches called for November 20 will not be authorized, according to the dissident himself speaking to 14ymedio shortly after returning home. The vice president of … Continue reading “‘We Will Not Allow the 20N March’, Cuban Political Police Warn Opponent Cuesta Morua”

Laritza Diversent, the Cuban Lawyer who met with Obama / Cubanet, Manuel Guerra Perez

Cubanet, Manual Guerra Perez, Havana, 30 April 2015 — Laritza Diversent is a lawyer and director of the Cubalx Center of Legal Information, an independent office that has offered free legal advice since 2010. She graduated from the University of Havana in Law (2008), she is married and has a 16-year-old son. What exactly is … Continue reading “Laritza Diversent, the Cuban Lawyer who met with Obama / Cubanet, Manuel Guerra Perez”

Staging Civil Society / 14ymedio, Manual Cuesta Morua

14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua, Havana, 2 April 2015 — The Summit of the Americas is the best opportunity for Cuba. For the first time since 1959, our country has and will take advantage of the occasion provided by the international community to put itself in sync with the world. Let’s review. In 1985 the Cuban government had … Continue reading “Staging Civil Society / 14ymedio, Manual Cuesta Morua”

Dissident Cuesta Morua Now Can Travel Abroad / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 15 November 2014 — Activist Manuel Cuesta Morua, spokesman for Progressive Arc, has been informed that his legal case was dismissed, and he can now travel abroad whenever he desires. The information was made known to him by a lawyer from the Law Collective of Central Havana, who noted that the measure has … Continue reading “Dissident Cuesta Morua Now Can Travel Abroad / 14ymedio”

Dissidents: “It implies an ignorance about how things work here.” / Manual Cuesta Morua, Antonio Rodiles, Jose Daniel Ferrer

Letter to Obama: The internal opposition questions that it doesn’t address human rights on the Island. Manuel Cuesta Morúa, president of the Progressive Arc Party “It is not very viable to address the proposal directly to self-employment in Cuba since it implies an ignorance of how things work here . It is the government which … Continue reading “Dissidents: “It implies an ignorance about how things work here.” / Manual Cuesta Morua, Antonio Rodiles, Jose Daniel Ferrer”

Cuesta Morua’s Wife Threatened With Eviction Notice / Reinaldo Emilio Cosano Alen

Havana, Cuba. – Professor Gloria Llopis Prendes, her daughter Gloria and her 3-year-old granddaughter Amanda, have received an Eviction Notice to vacate their current home located at Avenida 71 Edif. 3, Aprt 10, Zona de Desarrollo, Batabano, Mayabeque province, a community known as Las Casas de los Maestros (Teacher’s House). How did you become aware … Continue reading “Cuesta Morua’s Wife Threatened With Eviction Notice / Reinaldo Emilio Cosano Alen”

Manuel Cuesta Commits to a “Common Strategy” for Change in Cuba / Manuel Cuesta

On Monday, Cuban dissident Manuel Cuesta Morúa, spokesman for Progressive Arc of Cuba, and a Cubanet journalist, committed to a “common strategy” of the opposition to bring about political change in the island, and he denounced the repression exercised by the Government over private initiative in the economy. Cuesta Morúa, on a visit to Spain, … Continue reading “Manuel Cuesta Commits to a “Common Strategy” for Change in Cuba / Manuel Cuesta”

The Revolution Might Have Leaked Out the Sewer / Manuel Cuesta

HAVANA, Cuba, August ,  www.cubanet.org. Revolutionary tourism is a first world practice. It’s like it is the tourism-tourism. The second and third world revolutionaries don’t have the time or money to travel all over the globe to idealize the misery produced by the violence which triumphs in the name of the people. I ought to … Continue reading “The Revolution Might Have Leaked Out the Sewer / Manuel Cuesta”

Cuban State Security Warnings for the Anniversary of the 11J Protests Reflect “The Power of the Date”

14ymedio, Havana, July 11, 2024 — The third anniversary of the massive protests of 11 July 2021 (11J) takes place for the Police and State Security like the previous ones: with the harassment and surveillance of activists, dissidents and independent journalists. Since the day before, the editorial staff of 14ymedio has been incommunicado, as have … Continue reading “Cuban State Security Warnings for the Anniversary of the 11J Protests Reflect “The Power of the Date””

The Cuban Opposition Platform D Frente Reforms Its Organizational Chart and Announces Its First Convention

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, May 20, 2024 — One of the main opposition platforms in Cuba, D Frente [D Front], announced this Monday a reform of its organizational chart and the date of its first convention to “continue advancing” in “democratic change,” “the establishment of the rule of law” and “citizen sovereignty” on the Island. … Continue reading “The Cuban Opposition Platform D Frente Reforms Its Organizational Chart and Announces Its First Convention”

Supported by His Friends, Cuban Activist Leonardo Romero Negrín Is Released

Opponents and independent journalists, with police operations and communications cut off due to Independence Day 14ymedio, Havana, 20 May 2024 — Activist Leonardo Romero Negrín was released this Monday afternoon after spending several hours under arrest at the Dragones police station, in Old Havana. A group of friends stood outside the unit demanding the release … Continue reading “Supported by His Friends, Cuban Activist Leonardo Romero Negrín Is Released”

“Requesting Voter Certification Is Not Playing Into the Hands of the Cuban Dictatorship”

Manuel Cuesta Morúa talks to 14ymedio’s Reinaldo Escobar about Parliament’s rejection of an amnesty law for political prisoners 14ymedio, Manual Cuesta Morúa/Reinaldo Escobar,  Havana, 21 February 2024 — The Cuban Parliament recently rejected a request to process an amnesty law promoted by dozens of relatives of political prisoners. From that request, which the National Assembly classified … Continue reading ““Requesting Voter Certification Is Not Playing Into the Hands of the Cuban Dictatorship””

LASA Condemns ‘Political Repression in Cuba’ in the Case of Alina Barbara Lopez

14ymedio, Madrid, 12 December 2023 — After a couple of weeks of hesitations, the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) has taken the step expected by many of its Cuban members with the publication of a statement that “condemns political repression in Cuba” in general terms, as well as “in particular” in the case of the … Continue reading “LASA Condemns ‘Political Repression in Cuba’ in the Case of Alina Barbara Lopez”

Uruguayan Diplomats in Cuba Are Asked to Meet with the Opposition ‘For Reciprocity’

14ymedio, Havana, August 3, 2023 — The Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (Cadal) sent a letter on Thursday to the President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, requesting that he instruct his diplomats in Cuba to talk with the opposition to the island’s regime. The organization also urged the president to invite a “representative … Continue reading “Uruguayan Diplomats in Cuba Are Asked to Meet with the Opposition ‘For Reciprocity’”

Three Dissidents Who Called for a Press Conference Are Arrested in Cuba

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 5 June 2023 — Three Cuban dissidents were arrested this Monday after convening a press conference in which they intended to present a global strategy against political, gender, racial, institutionalized and economic violence in the country. The opponent Manuel Cuesta Morúa explained to EFE that he was temporarily arrested on his … Continue reading “Three Dissidents Who Called for a Press Conference Are Arrested in Cuba”